Daniel W. Drezner

Gone China-ing

Posting will be light this week as your humble blogger heads to Beijing, armed with enough surgical masks and business cards to survive a zombie apocalypse/build a roaring campfire.  Talk amongst yourselves about whether the emerging policy details from the Chinese Communist Party’s Third Plenum show that Xi Jinping and company will: A)  reform China’s ...

Posting will be light this week as your humble blogger heads to Beijing, armed with enough surgical masks and business cards to survive a zombie apocalypse/build a roaring campfire.  Talk amongst yourselves about whether the emerging policy details from the Chinese Communist Party’s Third Plenum show that Xi Jinping and company will:

A)  reform China’s economy so that it looks more market-oriented;

B)  talk the good talk but in reality centralize economic power within China’s state-owned enterprises;

C)  pursue some market reforms while still centralizing political power; or

D)  do what every other government in the world does and muddle through. 

 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the author of Theories of International Politics and Zombies. His latest book is The Toddler in Chief. Twitter: @dandrezner

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